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Lafayette Director of Athletics Encourages Good Sportsmanship by Leopard Fans

Aug. 31, 2007

Lafayette Athletic Director Bruce McCutcheon wrote the following letter to alumni, parents, friends, students and fans of Lafayette College as a reminder that the College emphasizes positive behavior and sportsmanlike conduct at all athletic events. Please take a minute to read his message and be reminded that Lafayette's reputation as an upstanding and responsible institution is made possible through the actions of all associated with the College. Thank you.

August, 2007

Dear Alumni, Parents, Friends, Students and Fans of Lafayette:

Lafayette College and the Patriot League strive to be a leader in intercollegiate athletics, with a strong emphasis on ethics and sportsmanship. The Patriot League, with the support of member Presidents and athletics administrators at all eight institutions, is developing an extensive sportsmanship initiative designed to improve awareness and encourage positive behavior at all athletic events. We need your assistance to make this effort a success.

I ask for your involvement in this effort to help Lafayette be well known for great teams that conduct competition with class, dignity and honor. Your actions, at both home and away contests, are extremely important to the image of our teams and our College. You can have a positive impact on the guests that visit Lafayette and the experiences of the participating student-athletes. Please adopt a philosophy of respect and responsibility and help your fellow fans do the same.

Thanks for your support of Lafayette and the Patriot League in this important sportsmanship initiative. It is most appreciated.

On Lafayette!


Bruce E. McCutcheon
Director of Athletics